Apc 2013

Discussion in 'Australia' started by xrxtz, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. El Ponkin

    El Ponkin Bloodrunner

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    Many a rider has come to grief getting to the start line so be careful and play it safe.

    Also a last minute reminder to all to check your front axle pinch bolts as that bought a rider to grief the first year before the rally had even started. Please remember to go easy on the first day, with many starting from the one point the red mist can set in real quick and its a long way to the finish.

    Damn I wish I was going.

    Andy
  2. nry

    nry .

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    How many are going around this year ?

    Have a blast guys !
  3. damo2010

    damo2010 damo

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    If anyone is using the spot connect linked by blue tooth to a phone, here's a tip for you.

    Last year my spot would use a set if the lithium batteries in about 2 days. Felt like I spent more on bty than the spot device. I made a complaint to spot support and they told me the following.

    First thing in morning, log in the spot and start tracking. Than turn the Bluetooth off on the phone. This will stop the spot connect from constantly communicating by blue tooth with your phone thus using battery power.

    Once the spot is running, it does not need phone to keep running i.e. it will keep going till you tell it otherwise.

    You can still turn blue tooth on later in the day to check.

    I have not had a chance to check this, but it seems to make sense
  4. fatbloke49

    fatbloke49 Adventurer

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    It's never to late!!, you know you want too......
  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Will you be posting on the ride, or can you send me a link to your spot maybe

  6. fatbloke49

    fatbloke49 Adventurer

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    Yes, I will post up my spot information when I register it (I will be registering it tomorrow).

    I will also post up some photos to this post
  7. fatbloke49

    fatbloke49 Adventurer

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  8. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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  9. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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  10. fatbloke49

    fatbloke49 Adventurer

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    Ok, i've added a spotwalla account but have no idea on how to use it....

    Edit: just figured out how to plan a trip, so it will start at 7.30am on the 18th may (the start) and finish on Sunday the 2nd.

    Please see my spot tracker link for tracking
  11. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    FB
    See Creating & Updating Trips

    https://spotwalla.com/help/trips.php
    SJ

    Tip create a trip to cover period from 01/01/13 to 31/12/13 which should retrieve and show your practice run.
  12. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    I edited this post at the request of FB. John Hudson (of APC fame) asked him to remove the link to Spotwalla. This guy (John) is really paranoid.

    Thanks FB. GUESS I WON'T BE WATCHING YOU NOW.

    Good luck on the ride.
  13. El Ponkin

    El Ponkin Bloodrunner

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    FB,

    690 RallyRaid Tech Support all ready to go and will be monitoring the spot.

    Andy
  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Good luck FB, I'll be watching with Envy.

    Paul
  15. billy300

    billy300 Banned

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    The dargo section just got interesting.
  16. rutsthematter

    rutsthematter Been here awhile

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  17. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Yep, the Sections from Wodonga- Dargo - Omeo - Jindy will be interesting.

    Damn, sorry Im not riding.
  18. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    Probably doesn't want people to ride on the same public roads as him:deal
  19. damo2010

    damo2010 damo

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    Shit, one day to go, man I wish I was riding. Maybe next year.

    Good luck to all riding, will be looking forward to reading your updates when your within mobile phone range, which can be hard at time which is one of the unique parts of this ride
  20. Hrspwr Hero

    Hrspwr Hero wipe off 50 or.....

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    Just in case we were planning on looking at someone's spot every 15mins to see where to go next! Lol what a joke